Thu. Apr 9th, 2020

Diri Promises To Construct Yenagoa-Brass Road

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The people of Twon Brass, headquarters of Brass local government area of Bayelsa state at the weekend defied the heavy downpour as they came out in their number to receive the campaign train of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Senator Douye Diri.
A crowd of dancing women and youths turned out for the PDP rallies at Akassa community, Twon-Brass and Okpoama, home town of a former governor of the state, Chief Timipre Sylva.
Diri arrived was in the area alongside his running mate, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, Deputy Speaker of the state assembly, Abraham Ngobere, the campaign Director-General, Dr. Nimibofa Ayawei as well as the state PDP chairman, Moses Cleopas.
The PDP supporters adorned different attires with the faces of the party’s standard bearers and defied the torrential rainfall. Both Diri and Ewhrudjakpo joined the jubilant supporters in dancing in the rain.
A statement by the Director of Media and Publicity of the PDP Campaign Organisation, Dr. Jonathan Obuebite, noted that the campaign team earlier visited the Akassa and Okpoama Councils of Chiefs respectively, to seek their royal blessings.
Spokesman of the Akassa Council of Chiefs, His Royal Highness Moses Theophilus, Kenibara VII, Amadabo of Moko-Ama, Sangana, appealed to Senator Diri to as a matter of urgency tackle the perennial flooding and erosion in the area when elected into office.
He also presented the community’s other requests to include construction of a mini-stadium, police station, renovation of schools, upgrading of traditional stools, return of NDDC contractors to site as well as boosting the tourism potential of the area in order to raise the internally generated revenue of the state.
Chairman of the Brass council, Mr. Victor Isaiah, said the people have resolved to give their total support to the PDP ticket as it is the only sure way to continue the legacies of Governor Seriake Dickson administration in critical sectors.
He assured that PDP members in the area would be adequately mobilised and sensitised to ensure victory in the November 16 governorship election.
In his remarks, Diri charged supporters of the party to shun all forms of inducement by the APC, saying the chances of the PDP rest in their hands.
He commended their doggedness and steadfastness to remain loyal to the PDP in the face of threats, intimidation and harassment by the opposition in the area, recalling how volatile the area was during the general election earlier this year.
According to Diri, to keep Bayelsa on the path of progress in infrastructure development, healthcare delivery, education and capacity building, there was need to consolidate on the recorded success of the restoration administration of governor Dickson.
He promised the people that when elected, he would ensure that the Brass lsland, at the tip of the Atlantic Ocean, is connected by road and that the defunct technical college in Twon-Brass would be rebuilt and revived.
Diri also promised that opportunities would be created for women in the area to have access to interest-free soft loans while the youths would be made to acquire skills that would make them self-reliant.

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